Supporting mental health services in the Territory​

NTMHC is the peak body for community managed mental health services across the Northern Territory. 

Our vision for the Northern Territory

NTMHC strives to promote awareness and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness in the Northern Territory and to contribute to the improvement of the mental health and wellbeing of all Territorians. 

Our vision is that all Territorians have the opportunity for the best possible mental health and wellbeing.

What we do

We work in collaboration with a wide network of organisations, people with lived experience, their families and supporters across the NT.  We provide advice to governments and offer policy input as well as advocacy on behalf of member organisations for stronger NT mental health service provision.

The Coalition is a member of both Mental Health Australia (MHA) and Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA). We work at a national and local level to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Territorians.

Each year the Coalition supports events for Mental Health Week, including the launch, administering the website and online calendar, organising the community Mental Health Awards and managing the mini-grants program. 

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Become a member

Do you provide mental health services in the community? Would you like to be a member of the Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition? 

As a member, you become part of a larger voice within the mental health sector across the Northern Territory.  As a peak body we work to ensure a strong voice for member organisations and a reference point for Governments on all issues relating to the provision of mental health services in the Northern Territory. Learn more about what we do and the benefits of becoming a member here.

Latest news

Our members, Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia NT (MIFANT) held a stall at the recent Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival between 10-12th May. Staff found the opportunity to connect with the local community and discuss mental health services incredibly rewarding. Hearing success stories from old clients reminded the team of the positive impact they can have. A particular good news story involved an old client who previously participated in services offered at the drop-in centre in Coconut Grove.
The Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition welcomes Northern Territory government’s increased investment and collaboration with the Commonwealth on the National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Agreement.
The Mission Australia Katherine team had the honour of attending the opening reception of the Minbala Mani Kantri | Our Mothers Country art exhibition at the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre. During this special event the NT Mental Health Week Tapestry was also presented and displayed as we celebrated the collaboration and creativity of the community, brought to life through the tapestry developed as part of the NT Mental Health Week activity facilitated by Mission Australia Katherine.

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Do you, or someone you know, 
need help with your mental health?

While NTMHC are not a service provider, we can point you in the direction of services that can support you.